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COVID-19 and patient-reported outcomes

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The Editors of the Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (JPRO) encourage papers related to COVID-19 and patient-reported outcomes. Studies can focus on any type of patient-reported outcomes including patient experience with care and health-related quality of life.  Examples of potentially relevant topics include but are not limited to:

  • Documenting patient reports about care since March 2020 compared to prior to the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Comparing health-related quality of life changes associated with the pandemic.
  • Methodological challenges in collecting data during the pandemic.
  • Methodological innovations to improve data collection during the pandemic.
  • Qualitative studies of the impact of the pandemic on emotional well-being and daily life.


We encourage submissions for this call from now until the end of 2022.  Please indicate in the cover letter that the submission is in response to this call.  Submitted manuscripts will receive expedited handling with quicker turnaround to final decisions than normal manuscript submissions. The journal submission guidelines can be found here.

All submitted manuscripts will be subject to peer review, APC charges and the usual journal editorial policies. You will need to select the ‘COVID-19 and patient-reported outcomes’ collection in Editorial Manager when submitting your manuscript.

  1. Although there is extensive literature on the clinical benefits of COVID-19 vaccination, data on humanistic effects are limited. This study evaluated the impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on symptoms, Health-Rela...

    Authors: Manuela Di Fusco, Xiaowu Sun, Mary M. Moran, Henriette Coetzer, Joann M. Zamparo, Laura Puzniak, Mary B. Alvarez, Ying P. Tabak and Joseph C. Cappelleri
    Citation: Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes 2022 6:123
  2. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychological well-being will likely be long-lasting. Efforts directed towards monitoring the onset and progression of distress and mental health disorders are needed to ...

    Authors: Manraj N. Kaur, Elena Tsangaris, Tanujit Dey, Shelby Deibert, Janina Kueper, Maria Edelen and Andrea L. Pusic
    Citation: Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes 2022 6:116
  3. The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID) is worse among those with fewer financial resources, in jobs not amenable to remote work, and in denser living conditions. People of color are more likely to ...

    Authors: Carolyn E. Schwartz, Katrina Borowiec, Elijah Biletch and Bruce D. Rapkin
    Citation: Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes 2022 6:113
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted various aspects of people’s life and wellbeing around the world. This study aimed to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health-related quality of life (HRQL), mea...

    Authors: Jiabi Wen, Fatima Al Sayah, Roland Simon, Markus Lahtinen, Jeffrey A. Johnson and Arto Ohinmaa
    Citation: Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes 2022 6:109
  5. Alcohol consumption has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic yet the impacts on alcohol-related outcomes, and specifically health-related quality of life, are not completely known. Our objective was to assess ...

    Authors: Eve Wittenberg, Collin Labutte, Benjamin Thornburg, Abraham Gebreselassie, Carolina Barbosa and Jeremy W. Bray
    Citation: Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes 2022 6:106
  6. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, more information is needed on its long-term impacts on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and social determinants of health (SDoH). The aim of the study was to assess HRQo...

    Authors: Kathleen R. Case, Chen-Pin Wang, Meredith G. Hosek, Sarah F. Lill, Alexandra B. Howell, Barbara S. Taylor, James Bridges, Daniel J. MacCarthy, Paula Winkler and Joel Tsevat
    Citation: Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes 2022 6:72